It’s been a minute since Eminem has graced a stage. His last live performance of note was his surprise appearance at the 2006 BET Awards where he spit a verse to Busta Rhymes’ hit single “Touch It.” Well now, London based tabloid The Sun is claiming that an unidentified source has confirmed that the rapper will appear at former South African president Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebration on June 27.
From The Sun:
An insider revealed: “We’re amazed to have Eminem on board.
“We wanted some of the greatest artists from recent times and Eminem was on the list.
“Brian contacted Eminem’s management on the off-chance and never expected him to go for it.
“It’s going to be explosive stuff and it’s certainly a big stage to make his comeback.”
These two are a rather unlikely match. While the legend that is Nelson needs no introduction, Eminem is well-known for less celebrated reasons.
He’s been involved in several brushes with the law and has been repeatedly slammed for his homophobic, misogynist and violent lyrics.
Eminem was also attacked for being racist after it emerged he’d written a song which labelled all black girls “dumb bitches”.
While the official lineup is yet to be announced, it’s expected to be a star studded event with Will Smith serving as host, and a much hyped Spice Girls reunion rumored to be on the bill.
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